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September 25, 2022

The Washington Post

NASA spacecraft will slam into an asteroid Monday — if all goes right

It’s important to note that the targeted asteroid isn’t a threat to Earth and has done nothing wrong to deserve this attention. But the space collision is a critical moment for the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), NASA’s first test of “planetary …

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The New York Times

NASA Is About to Crash Into an Asteroid. Here’s How to Watch.

On Monday, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft, or DART, is set to collide with Dimorphos, a small asteroid that is the moon of a larger space rock, Didymos. While these two near- …

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Jupiter is coming its closest to Earth in decades

The gas giant Jupiter is coming the closest it has come to Earth in 59 years this Monday and will be particularly visible because it coincides with another event called opposition. When in opposition, a planet is on the opposite side of Earth from the …

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Florida Today

SpaceX launched another Starlink mission Saturday from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

SpaceX lofted another batch of its Starlink internet-beaming satellites to orbit Saturday evening after an on-time liftoff from Florida. The Space Coast’s 42nd launch of the year saw the 230-foot Falcon 9 …

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Water in asteroid dust offers clues to life on Earth

Japan’s Hayabusa-2 probe collected rocks and dust from the asteroid Ryugu and returned that sample to Earth. Specks of dust retrieved by a Japanese space probe from an asteroid some 300 million kilometres …

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SpaceX launches another 52 Starlink satellites, lands rocket at sea

SpaceX launched another 52 of its Starlink internet satellites to orbit Saturday evening (Sept. 24) and also aced a rocket landing at sea. A Falcon 9 rocket topped with 52 Starlink spacecraft lifted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station …

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13newsnow.com WVEC

People across Hampton Roads report a ‘light in the sky,’ which turns out to be a SpaceX launch

Many people contacted 13NewsNow to report this thinking it might be a meteor, but it’s a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 52 Starlink satellites. Author: 13News Now Staff. Published: …

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FOX 29 Philadelphia

No UFO, no meteor seen in Delaware Valley skies but a Florida rocket launch

PHILADELPHIA – Did you see something bizarre in the sky Saturday evening? No, it wasn’t a UFO, a meteor or even a comet. It was a rocket flying over our skies Saturday night around sunset and it was quite the sight, if you saw it.

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Hindustan Times

Mysterious ripples in milky way due to a dwarf galaxy: Study

In a new study published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, the research team presents their findings about the stars in the outer regions of the galactic disk. By measuring how strong the ripples are in different parts of the disc, …

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Hawaii News Now

A tiny island in the Pacific is born … but it probably won’t be around for long

Scientists say it’s not expected to be around for very long. The island is the product of an eruption of the Home Reef seamount in the Central Tonga Islands. And on Sept. 14, shortly …

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